New on TV today: Thursday 17 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Oct 2019
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Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama


Follows a group of single black females as they navigate their "complicated love lives", careers and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

The one-hour drama takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals.

The dramatic comedy by Tyler Perry opens its first season with four single girlfriends who have all reached that milestone that separates young adulthood from being fully grown.

The four friends who have been each other's backbone for over a decade have all left their twenties behind them.

Set in present-day Atlanta, Georgia, the show takes you through the quagmires that single women must experience these days on their personal sojourns to find Mr. Right.

Boer Soek 'n Vrou 12

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

Boer Soek 'n Vrou 12

Boer Soek 'n Vrou returns for a 12th season with host Leah in her second season, who hopes to watch true love blossom between the farmers and the participants.

The series is an international reality format following the fortunes of 10 unmarried farmers participating in the show's campaign to find a partner for everyone.

The 10 farmers were introduced in a special that aired on kykNET on Sunday 12 May, 2019; and as the season gets underway the entire process is laid out and the audience is invited to participate on the show's website.

The season features all male farmers with an openly gay farmer for the first time.

The show once again travelled across the country to find 10 free-spirited, lovelorn farmers, and to find out what it is they are looking for in a partner.

Now, Leah is ready to help the Top 5 farmers (the five who received the most letters) to try and find the love of their lives.

TVSA Show Page: Boer Soek 'n Vrou 12


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural


The 16th season returns one month after Director Vance was kidnapped by a terrorist who tortured Special Agent Sloane years ago in Afghanistan.

As Special Agent Gibbs assumes the role as Acting Director in Vance's absence, the team searches worldwide for their missing leader.

Diona Reasonover, who joined the cast as Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines last season, is promoted to series regular cast for Season 16.

In the Season 16 premiere, "Destiny's Child": Vance is still missing, and Gibbs is assigned as acting director while the team searches his whereabouts.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 16


Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Afrikaans


Reality show of 13 episodes that follows the lives of four overweight people (20-50kg overweight), who have the desire to change their lives.

Meet the SARS Criminal Investigator from Boksburg, Beverley; Noelien from Meyerton, whose weight made her a recluse; the teddy bear from Randfontein, Hennie; and Jandri from Pretoria, whose relationship with her sister suffers because of what she weighs.

Their journey takes place over 16 weeks with an eventual winner announced.

Witness all their failures and successes as they compete in a variety of challenges that test their commitment to losing weight.

The show is presented by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp.

Utatakho 6

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Utatakho 6

Genetic discovery and the search for identity are the twin themes at the heart of the series, which is hosted by Nimrod Nkosi, who takes on the roles of mediator and investigator.

Utatakho is centered on bringing resolution and understanding to the difficult topic of absent fathers.

Using in-depth interviews, the series explores the motivations, doubts and hopes of the three most central people in each episode – father, mother and child.

Whether it's a father who refuses to acknowledge his child, a mother who wants to prove her child's father is the man she has named, or even an adult simply wanting to know who their dad is - Utatakho will try to help.

TVSA Show Page: Utatakho 6

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next? 3

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next? 3

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell revisit more of the programme's most memorable searches, catching up with three people whose lives have been transformed in ways they never imagined.

The first one featured is Cathie Cutler Evans, who was desperate to find the birth mother who had given her up for adoption nearly 50 years earlier.

Coming up later is the case of John Ayton, who longed to find his father Kenneth after being adopted as a baby; and Maureen Charlton, who came to the programme looking for her brother Michael.

The Oval

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Soapie, Drama

The Oval

Another Tyler Perry creation, this is the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power, highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation's most iconic residence.

Characters include Richard, the esteemed White House butler who has served several administrations at the White House, his loving wife Nancy and his son Barry, a young dad to his 4-year old daughter Callie.

There's also Sharon, the girlfriend to Barry who works at a local pharmacy.

Then there's Donald, the Chief of Staff at The White House for Hunter Franklin, the newly elected President of the United States. He is smart, demanding and manipulative.

Lilly is a fashion designer who is married to Donald and Priscilla is the residence staff supervisor at the White House. She is married to Sam, the President's secret service agent.

Kyle is a secret service agent at the White House. He is an ex-Marine who is direct and unwavering. He takes direction, but seems to be always operating with a different outcome in mind.

Bobby is handsome and rugged. After meeting Lilly Winthrop on a plane, neither of their lives will ever be the same again.

Kareem owns a local pharmacy in Washington, D.C., along with his father. He is a hard- working young man.

He may be in a relationship but his heart longs for Sharon, who also works at the pharmacy and is in a committed relationship with Barry.

Madam Secretary 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Madam Secretary 5

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt.

For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state (guest starring as themselves) Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell.

Tyd met Aleit 4

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Tyd met Aleit 4

Event and wedding specialist Aleit Swanepoel puts the style into lifestyle by giving valuable tips on how to entertain at home, visiting a well-known South African personality every week, for a proper "kuier" and catch-up on their lives.

In the new season he once again demonstrates how any occasion can be made into a glamarous affair.

Celebrities include singer Andriëtte Norman, actor De Klerk Oelofse and chef Tiaan Langenegger.

In the Season 4 premiere, presenter Katlego Maboe meets Aleit in Cape Town for a breakfast chat.

And the adventure doesn't stop there, as Aleit also explores a zipline tour outside Ceres.


Shows in this post: Boer soek 'n Vrou, NCIS, Utatakho

1 Comment

18 Oct 2019 08:44

Both Tyler Perry shows in here sound interesting, will definitely series-record for binge watching.

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